August 7, 2007

When the postdoc found our machine out of tune, he just assumed that the biochemists were screwing it up. This was typical of a chemist; chemists always believe they’re smarter than biochemists. Of course, physicists think they’re smarter than chemists, mathematicians think they’re smarter than physicists, and, for a while, philosophers thought they were smarter than mathematicians, until they found out in this century that they really didn’t have anything much to talk about.

– From Dancing Naked in the Mind Field by Kary Mullis

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